Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Children’s Fiction Writing Contest

The Arizona Consortium for the Arts
Children’s Fiction Writing Contest

This contest is open to writers residing in Arizona
Submission deadline February 15, 2010

All submissions must be appropriate for children
5000 words or less
Poetry or Short Stories with or without illustrations
Multiple submissions are acceptable

Please mail submissions to:
Writing Contest
Attn: Melanie Tighe
16428 N. 32nd
Street Suite 111
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Submissions must be:
Double spaced (except for poetry)
12 point Times New Roman font
Pages must be numbered
Title should appear in header on right side
Do not put name on pages

Include a cover page with your name, email, mailing address and phone number along with the title of the story and the age group for which you are writing.

If you are under the age of 18 please include your age on the cover sheet for the “by children” portion of the contest.

Ages Groups are 3-5, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12+

Make sure you keep a copy of your story, do not send originals they will not be returned.

Submissions will be judged on originality, writing and professionalism so send your best work.

There is no entry fee.

Winners will be announced February 28, 2010 on the Arizona Consortium of the Arts website

Winners will be published in the first issue of the Blue Guitar Jr. an online magazine and will receive an award certificate.

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Day of Culture for the Holiday Season

The Arizona Consortium for the Arts and Peoria Home and Garden Expo Center proudly present A Day of Culture for the Holiday Season. The free event for the whole family will start at Noon on Saturday, December 12th at the Peoria Home & Garden Expo Center. There will be performances by local groups and readings from the fall issue of The Blue Guitar, including a dedication of the issue in loving memory of Scottsdale resident and World War II veteran Richard Colosimo. The Peoria Expo is at 8606 W. Ludlow Drive, off the Loop 101 at Thunderbird Road. From the 101 Freeway-Take the Thunderbird Rd Exit West -Take Rio Vista North (Rio Vista is a light) Take Ludlow Dr East - Follow road to the Home & Garden Expo Center. The phone number is 623-487-3343